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Newsletter articles from 2004

Back to the basics: A review of contempt By Charles A. Canning March 2004 As family law practitioners, we deal with contempt issues on almost a daily basis. In most of those situations, as in the case of a non-custodial parent's failure to pay child support, we get by with just using the word "contempt."
Chair’s column By Karen M. Pinkert-Lieb October 2004 (Notice to librarians: The following issues were published in Volume 33 of this newsletter during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004: September, No. 1; December, No. 2; March, No. 3; June, No. 4).
Chair’s column By Laura Urbik-Kern March 2004 In the 25 years since the custody act has been written, there has been much discussion among family lawyers about why the custody act is in need of overhaul.
Challenging the concept of personal goodwill in divorce valuations By James M. Godbout June 2004 Previous case law in Illinois indicated that personal goodwill is not considered to be a marital asset for distribution between the parities.
Editors’ column October 2004 We would like to take this opportunity to ask for your help in making the upcoming year a successful one for the Family Law Section Newsletter.
Editor’s column March 2004 In the April 2003 Family Law newsletter, the Family Law Section Council set forth its “Opening Statement” relating to its work in revising the current custody and visitation provisions of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.
Equitable principles and their application to domestic relations cases By Paulette Gray October 2004 A new client, Joe Innocent, walks into your office. Joe informs you that he and his wife, Amy, were divorced approximately seven years ago.
Intrastate removal of children following a divorce By Nancy Ann Ward and Darla A. Foulker June 2004 It is very common after a divorce for a custodial parent to desire to move elsewhere in the State of Illinois to be closer to his/her family, to remarry, and/or for better career opportunities.
Legislative update for family law practitioner: Illinois General Assembly, Spring 2004 session By Adrienne W. Albrecht March 2004 This spring session of the Illinois Legislature is getting into full swing. At this stage, it seems every other legislator has his or her name on one or more pieces of family law legislation.
The treatment of Social Security benefits in the allocation of marital assets after In Re Marriage of Crook: Neither divide nor consider By Cecilia Hynes Griffin October 2004 Henry and Julia are ending their 35-year marriage.
The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act By Rory Weiler June 2004 Effective January 1, 2004, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)2 will supplant the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) and become the law of the land in Illinois, as it already has become in approximately 30 other states.